Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mthuli Ncube made a rare appearance in Parliament on Tuesday, with MPs across the political divide “celebrating” his coming.
The MPs demanded that Ncube say something about the economy as there were concerns that he will abscond on Wednesday (today) when legislators are allowed to ask ministers questions on policy.
Outspoken MDC Alliance MP for Mbizo, Settlement Chikwinya, while acknowledging that Ncube has a busy schedule, demanded that he reveals when fuel will be available. Said Chikwinya:
Honourable Speaker Sir, Honourable Mthuli Ncube has not been coming to Parliament. We understand that he is a man in a busy office and we have come to understand and respect his situation.
Last week, many MPs were pointing to his office for failure to deliver.
Energy Minister Jorum Gumbo (now former) promised that fuel was there in Mabvuku but it was the Finance Minister whose responsibility it was for bringing the fuel from Mabvuku tanks to the people.
…I am delighted to see him in this parliament. We are a parliament which derives power from the people and therefore, our people are anxious to know when fuel will come from Mabvuku not to the fuel stations but to their tanks.
After a bit of commotion, the acting speaker of the House ruled that Ncube makes his ministerial statement on Wednesday (today).
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